A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Iwaki in Japan on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 16:33:25 / 4:33 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/07/20 / 2020-07-16 16:33:25 / July 16, 2020 @ 4:33 pm. Unique identifier: us7000apr6. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000apr6. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.88 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 141.5237° East, 36.9874° North, depth 34.88 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hitachi, Takahagi, Kitaibaraki (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 57 km (36 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Takahagi (c. 33 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 57 km E of Iwaki, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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